A bright, modern, deep purple color immediately shows the approach with this wine. The brightness continues to the aromas of red berry fruits and new wood. To taste, it is dominated by sweet new-wood flavors, but has also some deep blackcurrant fruit and big, firm, perfumed tannins. Give it five years and it will be delicious.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.